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Medha Kapoor

B.A. (Journalism & Mass Communication) | Updated 11 Aug, 2018 |

Does the denial of English language studies in schools affect quality education?

Terry Hua

Blogger | Posted 08 Jan, 2019

The problems in Indian education system are overstated, overhyped and is more of a "grass is greener on the other side" phenomenon.

Mir Towfiq

@letsuser | Posted 25 Dec, 2018

English dialect is broadly utilized in authority correspondences. The cancelation of English will unfavorably influence the workplace work. Most office-goers know English, yet a considerable lot of them don't know different dialects other than their primary language or territorial dialect. In this way, they speak with one another in English for their ordinary work. Along these lines, if the workplace goers are requested to say farewell to the English dialect, they will confront an incredible trouble.

The significance of English in instruction and understudy's life can't be denied. English remains a noteworthy vehicle of guidance in schools. There are huge number of books that are written in English dialect. On the off chance that English is annulled today, it will influence the training framework in India. Along these lines, except if and until the point that we make an interpretation of these books into different local dialects, it will influence training. In any case, this work is hard and tedious in fact.

Meetali Asiwal

Thinker | Posted 17 Jul, 2018

Don’t know about the denial of the English language studies, but the denial of the right to access the education and give exams in one's mother tongue is certainly affecting the quality and results.

Recently, CBSE appealed to the Supreme Court when the High Court of Madras asked it to give grace marks to Tamil students who appeared in NEET. The problem was the linguistic glitches in questions in Tamil. But according to CBSE, NEET guidelines clearly state that in the case of any error in an exam which has question both in the regional language and in English, the English version would be given the priority.

This makes it clear that decolonizing ourselves from the foreign language is still a far cry. English is dominating the grounds of education in every state, every corner of the country; so much so that, you would feel handicapped if you are not acquainted with the language. Knowledge of English is deemed important when it comes to the universality of it, but when it competes with regional languages and mother tongues in a specific region, it is playing no greater role than that of a colonizing language.

Ajay Paswan

Physical Education Trainer | Posted 14 Jul, 2018

It has become a general perception that education is futile in India unless you are well versed in English language. Some people even think of education as synonymous to the knowledge of English language. This is the reason that most schools have English as a compulsory subject while other regional languages are optional.

Even the recent news reports tell us that petitioners have appealed in the Kerala High Court for providing the “quality education” which according to them is not being provided as the government schools in Kerala lack well qualified English teachers.

The petitioners have brought the attention of the High Court to the amendment in Kerala Education Rules (KER), according to which English should be taught as a language in government schools to ensure quality education. They say that Kerala government’s unwillingness in taking the action for the appointment of English teachers is denying the pupils their right to quality education, which is a fundamental right.

Sure, English has sadly become inevitable to survive not only globally but also within our country, as it continues to colonize us. It has surpassed all the regional languages when it comes to setting standards and paradigms for “quality education”. The loss that other languages suffer in terms of importance and usage is huge.